The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 19 Aug - HoneyBlood
Sat 20 Aug - Dirty Harry
Fri 9 Sep - Blue Rose Code
Fri 16 Sep - The Paul McKenna Band
Sat 17 Sep - Sabbra Cadabra
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Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 19 August
HoneyBloodHoneyBlood

Honeyblood is the acclaimed rock-pop project centred around singer, songwriter and guitarist Stina Tweeddale.

Backed by her supporting live band, Honeyblood is one of the most successful breakout Scottish acts in recent years; having completed sold-out headline tours across the UK, US, Europe, Australia and Asia, as well as having shared stages with the likes of Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice and Garbage.

Heavily championed by press and radio alike, Honeyblood has released three critically acclaimed albums – each Nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award – and has long-time fans in BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Q and The Guardian to name but a few.

Honeyblood’s latest album – ‘In Plain Sight’ – was released in May 2019 on Marathon Artists. Recorded in LA and produced by John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent), the record marked a pivotal turning point in Honeyblood’s journey, with Stina taking full control of the project as her sole creative vision and releasing her most ambitious and experimental output to date. Tweeddale has evolved Honeyblood to become her vehicle for delivering anthemic and life-affirming songs that deeply resonate with fans across the globe.

Now being able to re-commence work on the fourth Honeyblood record, it’s shaping up to be the defining album of her career. Packed with songs that are well-crafted, powerful and fully-formed, the fourth LP is set to leave listeners hooked in an instant and take Honeyblood to exciting and hard-earned new heights.

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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £13. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 20 August
Dirty HarryDirty Harry
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!

**THIS GIG WILL BE RESCHEDULED BY THE PROMOTER, PLEASE WATCH FOR RESCHEDULE DATE TBA**

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but a look- a- like of Debbie to deliver the good stuff. Dr Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians. Dirty Harry have featured in BBC’s ‘Viva Variety’ that has just recently been re-broadcast, and have played at many great venues and festivals, including Party At The Palace, Rewind Scotland, Rewind South, Marvellous and Belladrum. Dirty Harry have also supported original artists like ‘The Bay City Rollers’ in their comeback tours and ‘From The Jam’. If a recap of some of the top tunes are required, lets remind ourselves; Heart Of Glass, Call me, Rapture, Sunday Girl, Dreaming, Atomic, Denis, Hanging on the telephone, Maria, One way or another.. Dirty Harry do it all plus plenty more of the best chart toppers and fan’s favourites.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £12.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 9 September
Blue Rose CodeBlue Rose Code

Now firmly established as one of Scotland’s most popular and powerful live acts, Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes songs that address universal themes in a deeply personal way and seamlessly blend folk, Americana, jazz and pop influences into something truly unique.
This eclecticism has rightly earned comparisons to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits while remaining very much an artist for, and of, the moment.
His fifth album, With Healings Of The Deepest Kind was released in 2020 to huge acclaim. Taking his emotional honesty to new levels, it’s the most fully realised rendition of his singular vision to date. A magnetic performer who loves to connect with his audience, a Blue Rose Code show is always an unforgettable and truly uplifting experience.
"Healings is ravishingly beautiful, a burnished blaze of Caledonian Soul, muted jazz and poetic recitation…A bruised peach of a record." Uncut 8/10
"Ross' songwriting and expressive performance are simply breathtaking. With Healings Of The Deepest Kind is an album classic.” Louder Than War
"An album touched with genius, toiled with experience and, ultimately, suffused with healing." Blabber’n’Smoke
“It’s just great music, beautiful music, music to make you think, and to lose yourself in. ...Filled with emotion and yearning and exploration of Scotland inside and out, it’s a splendid edifice.” Ian Rankin
"One of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises do yourself a favour and go." Americana UK

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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £16. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 16 September
The Paul McKenna BandThe Paul McKenna Band

“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” (The Living Tradition)

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” (Fatea Magazine)

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan.

The Paul McKenna Bands newest release Breathe (2019) showcases Pauls development as a songwriter and includes two co-writes with acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dave Gunning and another with one of Australias most respected songwriters, Liz Stringer. Produced by Mike Vass, this new release expands on the bands trademark sound with added instrumentation to enhance and focus on the original material.

Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. Alongside Cara Dillon, Tim O’Brien, Molly Tuttle and the multi talented house band he performed a string of shows across the UK.

He and his band – comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/bouzouki/guitars) and Ewan Baird (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material, along with songs by like-minded authors.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 17 September
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance Tickets £11. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 23 September
Heron ValleyHeron Valley

In the quiet, farthest reaching parts of Scotland; authentic, skilful, energetic celtic music
has been passed down from generation to generation. Heron Valley capture the iconic
sounds of the bothies, village halls and kitchen ceilidhs. Inspired by their previous three
tours of the USA, the band have been developing their sound, shaped by the people they have met and the beautiful lands they have encountered.
The history of the Great Highland Bagpipe, the Irish banjo, the West Coast fiddle mixed with the driving accompaniment of the piano and guitar are just some of the aural delights you will experience, captured in their latest release, “Erie Storm”.
With a mixture of traditional Scots and original songs, Abigail Pryde tells stories from the places we were born. From the rugged Atlantic islands of the Outer Hebrides, to the
mystical hills of Argyll. These musicians are passionate about their heritage and showcase the culture, language, sounds and stories of their homeland in their music. Let Heron Valley transport you to the heartlands of Scotland, through their dynamic performance of the ancient sounds of their home.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets online £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Friday 30 September
The AC DC ExperienceThe AC DC Experience

he legendary sound, spirit and attitude of the mighty AC/DC is alive and kicking… and set to be unleashed across the UK in 2020. THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE – arguably Britain’s best AC/DC tribute band having rocked some of the biggest tribute festivals in the UK .
The AC/DC Experience have headlined some of the best festivals in the country, as well as touring the country on their own headline tours. Including O2 academys and other fantastic venues.
Covering both Bon & Brian eras, the AC/DC Experience is a band to watch and get involved with.
For a show not to be missed head to www.acdc-experience.co.uk/gigs and get your tickets.
Bernie Marsden ( Ex – Whitesnake) caught the band on their previous tour..
Bernie, who wrote Whitesnake’s classic anthem Here I Go Again, said: “I caught The AC/DC Experience on their UK tour in Oxford and the gig brought back memories of one of my greatest tour experiences with the Australian rockers in 1980.
“The AC/DC Experience boys captured the spirit of those great anthems I heard every night”
“If you love AC/DC music a night out at one of their gigs will leave you smiling!”



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 7 October
The Langan BandThe Langan Band

The Langan Band make their way back to Dumfries this October! Catch the Knockengorroch festival legends at their headline show at The Venue!

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. With a sense of abandonment for spontaneity and surprise, they always keep their audience on their toes.
Their material draws from all that they've been exposed to and enjoyed, from a whole range of music and live experiences. Progressive folk, jazz influences and world music combine to create a modern and exhilarating sound very much rooted in modern traditions. It's hard to pigeonhole but is for certain brilliant musicianship, with catchy tunes and beautiful lyrics.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £14. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 8 October
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

McFleetwood - Scotland's tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, McFleetwood perform the classic sounds of Fleetwood Mac by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

McFleetwood's energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more..

Formed in 2015, McFleetwood features world class musicians with extensive experience in the studio and on-stage - equally at home in intimate venues through to large theatres.

Experience McFleetwood live at The Venue, Dumfries on Saturday 08 October 2022



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 15 October
Black RoseBlack Rose

Black Rose Are:

Eddie Steadman: Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals
David Bateman: Guitars, Vocals
Craig Stewart: Guitars, Vocals
Gordon McLeod: Drums & Percussion
Stuart Coleman: Keyboards & Sax

Formed in Edinburgh way back in the 1990’s, Black Rose have a long history of performing the music of Thin Lizzy in venues across Scotland and beyond and we are extremely proud to say that we have had the privilege of headlining both the Bash for Philo, and the Vibe for Philo in Dublin
From the very start Black Rose have focused on re-creating the feel of the Lizzy live set and bringing the music to existing and new fans alike and the current line-up, joined on occasion by our 5th member, deliver this in style.
True to the Lizzy way of life many band members have come and gone since the early days, however, Scotland’s Black Rose have always tried to stay true to the sound of Thin Lizzy, no parodies, no backing tapes just a passion for the music.
We are old enough to remember when we saw Lizzy 'Live & Dangerous’ on many occasions and, from the opening chords of Jailbreak through the Celtic rock of Emerald, the slow blues of Still in Love With You to the final ringing notes of Black Rose, the band continue to pay tribute to the music of arguably the best rock band to come out of Eire. Close your eyes and think of Lizzy!!
Are You Ready?!!!



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £7.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Friday 21 October
Atom Heart FloydAtom Heart Floyd

!!THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!
**RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER**
Ticket refunds available from source, or valid at reschedule
Sorry for the inconvenience


Made up of four core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, Atom Heart Floyd aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Saturday 22 October
Elephant SessionsElephant Sessions

The Multi-award winning indie folk quintet from the Highlands of Scotland make their way to Dumfries this October as part of the Scotland On Tour programme!

From humble beginnings in the Highlands of Scotland, to playing around the world, Elephant Sessions are celebrating their 10th year as band in 2022.

Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica, resulting in a new and exciting sound.

Since exploding on to the scene, the band have made live appearances at some of the most notable venues and festivals across the U.K, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia, including Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest, New York Tartan Week, Colours of Ostrava and multiple headline sell-outs at Celtic Connections.

‘For The Night’ is the eagerly anticipated fourth album from this award winning indie-folk band.

WINNERS 2018 BBC SCOTS TRAD LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

FINALISTS 2018 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS –BEST BAND

‘These Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés...We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

‘Absolutely superb...’ Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6)

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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £18. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 28 October
ForeignfoxForeignfox

'Foreignfox are 4 piece alt-rock outfit hailing from Dunfermline, Scotland. Fuelling their emotive and cinematic instrumentation with an uncompromising commentary on the hopes and fears of the modern individual; they are an intense, passionate and utterly compelling live act.'



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance online tickets £8. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 19 November
Killer InstinctKiller Instinct

A Killers tribute band from Scotland.

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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £14 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 25 November
An Evening with James GrantAn Evening with James Grant

The Love & Money frontman brings his intimate solo show to Dumfries this November as part of the Scotland On Tour project.
Limited seating is available, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced.

Drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences, and interweaving his solo compositions with Love and Money favourites, James twins darkly literate, melodically lush songcraft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour.

Music to fill the heart and stir the soul. Do not miss it.

‘One of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters... and what a marvellous singer he is, too, spanning darkly burnished baritone depths and searing soulful intensity’ Scotsman



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £18. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 10 December
ArrAnthraxArrAnthrax
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!

ArrAnthrax are five veteran musicians of the Glasgow metal scene. All brought up on a heady mix of old school metal, the band found it hard to believe that no-one had tried to do an Anthrax tribute and decided to take it upon themselves to set things right!
Covering the very best and more from the Turbin, Belladonna, and Bush eras, the band aim to bring the very best of Anthrax to your ears.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Friday 16 December
Frankly The SmithsFrankly The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.